A trip with the family on an RV won’t be complete without the family hanging out outside the RV while enjoying some drinks and roasting some mallows on the campfire. Of course, you have to make sure that your family is protected from the elements. This is especially true if the sun is out on full force.
This is where an RV awning can help you. This awning can be easily attached on your RV and will provide your family with the shade that you all need. If you make sure that you’re buying one that’s big enough for your family, your family can sit and hang out comfortably while protected from the elements.
An RV trip is usually not one long one. It’s a series of trips with a lot of stopovers in between. This is because you all need to rest and you also need to check out attractions along the way. During these times, you can benefit from a good RV awning so you can relax and just enjoy your vacation even if you’ve stopped over.
The installation should be very easy and using one should be easier. Usually, it’s just a matter of pulling out the awning and securing it in place. This sure beats having to set up a tent!
Wall Mounted Awnings
This is the most popular type of awning. As the name suggests, these awnings are attached along the wall of the RV. They can be easily reached so setting one up in your RV should be very easy.
One of the best things about wall mounted awnings is they’re very streamlined. They’re designed to fit in so that they won’t affect the overall look of your RV. People won’t really know that it’s there until you pull it out and provide your family with shade that you all need.
RVs come in different lengths and so do wall mounted awnings. Maximize the length of your RV by buying a wall mounted awning that’s almost the same length of the wall of your RV. This way, you can give your family a lot of room under the awning, and maybe even provide room for the family that you just met who doesn’t have a wall mounted awning on their RV!
Roof Mounted Awnings
If you’re looking for more height for your awning, you have to get a roof mounted one for your RV. Instead of the awning running alongside the wall, it will run alongside the roof. Obviously, it will be higher.
Aside from that, they’re not really that different. Roof mounted awnings provide the same thing as wall mounted ones. They provide you and your family shade where you can hang out while you’re on your trip with the RV. It’s just that they’re designed to be higher. If you have a tall RV, you may want to get a roof mounted awning to maximize the height of your RV. After all, you wouldn’t want to put all that height to waste.
Now, setting up the awning manually may be a problem since they’re higher, and this is why it’s a good idea to explore motorized roof mounted awnings. This way, you don’t have to use a ladder just to unroll the awning. Just park the RV, turn on the motorized awning, and secure it in place! Soon enough, your family will be sharing stories and bonding while staying protected from the elements.
One problem that a lot of RV owners face is the interiors can get pretty hot especially when they’re already parked. This is because the window lets the sunshine in and “bakes” the car’s interiors. You can’t really leave the AC running especially since you’re parked, so you have to make sure that you keep the temperature inside your RV comfortable.
You can draw the curtains, but how about the view? You’ll park at an amazing location with a nice view and it would be a shame if the curtains are drawn in. This is why using window awnings makes better sense. They’re designed to minimize the effects of the sun while not getting in the way. Think of it like the window awnings used in homes. It’s basically the same. You’re just experiencing the benefits in your RV.
There are a lot of designs to choose from so choose one that matches your RV. Also, make sure that you’re buying a sturdy one that can withstand the elements like rain and wind. This way, it can keep protecting your RV from too much sun and it will look good doing it.